Yay, sweet B!

She giggles! (Earlier this week.) She rolls over! (Just now!) A spectacularly good-humored baby, she also cheerily puts up with her grandfather. We’re having a wonderful time together. After particular…effortful…moments, we’ve begun to collaborate on something that Mrs. Tingley, the … Continue reading


Dan Froomkin’s always invaluable column today has an interesting roundup of opinions on what Obama’s victory means to the people who voted for him. He says it boils down to “a call for a restoration of American values, pre-Bush.” The … Continue reading


Good politicians, of course, share certain attributes with good salesmen. The one that impresses me most, because I absolutely don’t have it, is a particular kind of memory. They remember your name, your spouse’s name, your children’s names, and a … Continue reading